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The Colorado chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement applauding a Gunnison County Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of Colorado’s red flag law:
“This court ruling can be added to the growing list of rulings upholding red flag laws, which are a proven method of preventing gun violence,” said Abbey Winter, volunteer with the Colorado Chapter of Moms Demand Action. “We worked tirelessly in 2019 to enact this red flag law in Colorado and our state, our communities, and our families are safer because of it.”
Colorado’s red flag law allows a family member or a law enforcement officer to seek an Extreme Risk Protection Order to temporarily prevent a person’s access to guns if there is evidence that they pose a risk of harm to self or others. Red flag laws have been enacted in nineteen states, and the District of Columbia, and these laws have been repeatedly upheld as constitutional.
More information about this type of legislation is available here.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs